Welcome to another edition of the Recruiting Recap! As always, we are here to tally up all of yesterday’s commitments, offers, as well as three players who are heating up, and of course, today’s sleeper.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know a lot of camps went on over the weekend, and I’m definitely a little flummoxed by the lack of mask that I’m seeing. Several HS coaches reached out with the same sentiments. We are in the process of making some athletic mask, and will hopefully have them ready by the start of next month. Accounting for the cost of production and shipping, they will most likely cost $15-20.
Outside of that, college coaches hit us up about premium recruiting news, and also be on the lookout for new profiles added to our database daily! We will soon be over 500 free profiles for the class of 2021 and well on our way to another 1000 for a recruiting class. – David
2022 South Gwinnett
2021 Riverside Military
2021 Gordon Lee
2021 Paulding Co.
2023 Trinity Christian
2022 Hapeville Charter
Three Heating Up
We have been adamant on Dye being a P5 football player, going back to our scouting report from last fall we believed the Milton 2021 offensive linemen deserves those kind of looks. The last several months Dye has seen offers from Toledo, UT-Martin, Liberty and Eastern Michigan. All nice respectable D1 offers, but over the weekend the 6’4″ 265 OL earned his first P5 by way of Baylor. In our opinion, more P5 programs will be jumping on with more offers here soon enough, so keep an eye out.
Jackson is one of the top track athletes in the state of Georgia, and is starting to get some traction in his recruitment. The 2021 QB/ATH for Woodland Stockbridge earned an offer from Princeton recently, and that follows up a track offer from Stanford – his first D1 for track. Jackson also has offers from Davidson, Harvard, and Army at the moment. Watching his 2019 film and his speed does leap off the screen, and you can see the big play threat. With every college in the country looking for speed, Jackson could be a 2021 recruit that rises quickly as his recruitment gains more traction among FBS programs.
2022 South Gwinnett
Barber has good size at 6’2″, and shows some solid upside for a young 2022 athlete. He was mostly just a JV player in 2019, but the 2x FBU All-American has looked good this offseason in workouts. Over the weekend Barber earned his first D1 offer in Akron. He was awarded Offensive Player of the Year for his JV squad that went undefeated in 2019. He shows good two-way potential over the next few years, and is absolutely a rising junior to watchout for this fall.
Sleeper of the Day
Ekwese earned All-County honors as a junior. He has pretty good instincts patrolling the middle of the field and I do like how he attacks the pass, timing his breakups very well with good hand location. Ekwese looks pretty good in pass coverage in man or zone. I really like his length, that seems to help a lot with his pass breakups. Tackling is okay. He drops his helmet and doesn’t always take the most direct approach to the receiver. He has good body composition, and should continue to progress athletically. Got a good feeling about his explosive potential – just needs more time in the weight room. He’s a smart player, and I think that’s where the 2021 recruit really impresses the most. He doesn’t have the explosive tackles that you see from many FBS caliber athletes, but his IQ is pretty solid already for his age group, and couple that with good length, and we definitely think he has D1 potential at DB. Watching him mark the big time slot receiver out of Bleckley County last year in man coverage is impressive, and in general, he shows good hip quickness and does a nice job of reading the receiver and turning up field. That’s pretty consistent on film. Ekwese was name GA vs FL All-Star game MVP. He currently holds offers from Reinhardt and Hanover. Standing at 6’1″ and 179 lbs., we think Ekwese is one of the most slept on FS’s in this class.